AAS: Are you a seasoned amateur astronomer or just getting into the hobby?
FW: I have had an interest in astronomy since childhood -- but could use some "seasoning". Majored in Physical Science , Troy State University, 1980.
AAS: What was your first experience that attracted you to astronomy?
FW: Started with books on astronomy at the public library and with early NASA missions in the sixties, as a child.
AAS: Tell us a little about your family members; spouse? kids? siblings? significant other?
FW: Married 23 years, one son (6 years old).
AAS: Can you tell us a little about your formal education?
FW: Two BS degrees: Physical Science in 1980 and Occupational Therapy (they do relate, really) in 1999.
AAS: Do you have any pets? What kind? How Many?
FW: Wife has two cats... can't claim them myself.
AAS: Where do you work? If you're retired, what was your occupation? If you're still in school, have you chosen a career?
FW: I'm an Occupational Therapist with Alacare Home Health and Hospice of Montgomery. Travel a bit from the Troy/Greenville offices.
AAS: Besides astronomy, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
FW: Some wood working.
AAS: What was your first or favorite car?
FW: First was a Chevy Impala. Favorite is my 2003 Camry V-6.
AAS: What was your first or most interesting job?
FW: First job was working at a grocery store, in high school. Most interesting is my present position.
AAS: Tell us about your favorite vacation.
FW: Trip to British Columbia, Canada in 1998. Took train through Canadian Rockies.
AAS: Have you ever lived in some other part of the U.S. or another country? Where? When?
FW: Dallas TX for four years in the nineties. We are from the Dothan area, originally.
I started gazing at the heavens as a boy and went on to study physics
in college. Aced the astronomy course. I enjoy sharing my limited
knowledge with others who show interest, especially the young. I
have already begun with my son who can spot Venus almost before I can.